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This is the best book I’ve ever read about figuring out what you were meant to do, because it’s the best book I’ve ever read about figuring out who you are meant to be. If you’re just starting out on your journey of self-discovery, I highly recommend starting with this one.
I had no idea, until I read this book, how much shame I’ve been living with, and it has transformed the way I think about myself and the way I go about my daily life. Shame keeps us small, and vulnerability, while risky, opens us up to a more connected and courageous life. Daring Greatly is our mid-summer “On the Same Page” book club selection.
If you’re ready to believe that there are forces in the universe that support your most cherished dreams–you know, the ones that you’ve had since you were a kid but are afraid to tell anyone about now, because you’d sound like a, well, a child–this book gives you permission (and techniques) to make those dreams come true. Whether you really wanted to be a circus performer, or a courtroom lawyer, or a cupcake impresario, finding out the truth about who you really are and engaging the energy of the universe to conspire in your favor can change your life forever.
If you’ve already got a sense that forces bigger than yourself are creating the energy and possibility for you to live a happy, connected and deeply satisfying life, Martha’s latest book will teach you new techniques for making space for your life’s path to reveal itself with a sense of ease and calmness. With a balance of practicality and “woo-woo,” Martha tells you how to take action to recognize your true identity, and find the like-minded people who will love and support you on your life’s journey.
Transformational Speaking by Gail Larsen
This book is about far more than public speaking–it’s about how to tell your story in an authentic way. And if you’re not sure what your story is, this is the book to start with. It helped me name my “Original Medicine,” which guides every discussion about my work, and every item on my to-do list.
by Danielle LaPorte
How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric Finally! A book about careers that considers the important link between who we are at our core, and what we choose to do for a living. This is a practical and inspirational guide to examining your career and deciding whether it truly makes you happy, including the steps it takes to find a job that truly makes you thrive.The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age. This book reveals explores the competing claims we face for money, status, and meaning in our lives. Drawing on wisdom from a variety of disciplines, cultural thinker Roman Krznaric sets out a practical guide to negotiating the labyrinth of choices, overcoming fear of change, and finding a career in which you thrive. Overturning a century of traditional thought about career change, Krznaric reveals just what it takes to find life-enhancing work.
The School of Life is dedicated to exploring life’s big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don’t have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas—from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts—that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish, and console.